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02/03/2007, 03:13 PM
I think a piece of fruit and a glass of milk when they got home from school would be the way to go. I guess it depends on what time your dinner is, but I think kids shouldn't go more than 3 hours without something healthy in their tummies.
02/03/2007, 03:49 PM
I always encourage DS to have a healthy after school snack, fruit, crackers, cheese stick etc.
02/03/2007, 03:55 PM
Totally depends on the child!! My kids are starving when I pick them up and wouldn't last until dinner without arvo tea. Just keep it healthy!!! Does it really matter if they eat a bigger arvo tea and smaller dinner? Sometimes I cut up a friut and vegie/cheese platter and if they eat less dinner so be it!!! A very individual choice!!
02/03/2007, 04:13 PM
Yes, my children have afternoon tea after school. We all share in a fruit platter for afternoon tea. You will find that the children are really quite hungry after school.
We have it around 3:00pm and then dinner is around 5:30pm. The fruit isn't heavy that they are too full for dinner.
02/03/2007, 05:04 PM
02/03/2007, 05:29 PM
Well I can say it in this thread...
DS came home today (& previously as well) holding his stomach saying he is starving & his tummy was really sore, SO I'd have to say YES!! Today he had an orange & a peanutbutter ryevitas (SP? it's friday).
Yes something is always given.
02/03/2007, 05:33 PM
Yep always have something for DS when he gets home from school. Sometimes he is hungry other times not. But the offer is always there for him.
But he gets no offers of food after 4:30 because it is way too close to tea then!
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